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melodeon

[muh-loh-dee-uh n] /məˈloʊ di ən/
noun
1.
a small reed organ.
2.
a kind of accordion.
Origin of melodeon
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; < German, formed on Melodie melody; see accordion
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melodeon

/mɪˈləʊdɪən/
noun (music)
1.
a type of small accordion
2.
a type of keyboard instrument similar to the harmonium
Word Origin
C19: from German, from Melodie melody
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Word Origin and History for melodeon
n.

1847, variant of melodion, from German Melopdoin, from Melodie, from Old French melodie (see melody).

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